Staley the Bear Visits LaSalle II!

The Chicago Bears mascot, Staley the Bear, came to LaSalle II for a visit and to talk to students about anti-bullying. Thank you to the Student Council for making this event possible!

New Water Fountains

Thanks to our Student Council, we have two new bottle fillers in the school. Each of these water fountains now have cold and filtered water. A huge thank you to last years’ Student Council! We are so excited about this new addition to our school.

Spirit Week May 9-13

Get ready! Student Council has a fun theme for each day.

  • May 9th
    • Music Monday
    • Dress as your favorite music star or group
  • May 10th
    • Dynamic Duo Tuesday
    • Dress as your favorite Dynamic dup or just one member of a duo- Ideas, Batman and Robin, Ketchup and Mustard, Superman or Wonder Woman, etc.
  • May 11th
    • Disney Day Wednesday
    • Dress as your favorite Disney Star
  • May 12th
    • Throwback Thursday
    • Dress in a decade from 1920-1990
  • May 13th Friday
    • Falcon Friday
    • Wear Falcon colors, show school spirit, even dress as a Falcon!

 

Food Drive

LaSalle II Food Drive

From Ms Heinrich:

This year, the Student Council will continue the tradition of collecting food for members of our own school community who may need some extra help around the holidays. We are asking each classroom to please donate from the list of items for their classroom. There are also some additional items we will need help with. In order to make sure this collection goes smoothly, any donations will be greatly appreciated.

Please make sure all items are store bought, non-perishable and in their original containers. Please check all expiration dates. Food donations will go out before Thanksgiving break.

Anyone interested in making a donation towards the purchase of perishable food items such as turkeys, milk and eggs may send donations to the main office in an envelope marked “LaSalle II Food Drive Donation.”

If we reach our goal of 2,000 food items for the whole school, all students will get to watch a movie in their classrooms on November 24th.

Collection Dates

The collection will begin on November 9th and will end on November 19th.

Students will be collecting food at report card pick up on November 18th, so can goods may be dropped off then, or brought in with students any day between the 9th and 19th.

Donation Assignments

Additional items needed: if you are able to donate reusable shopping bags, or boxes, these would be greatly appreciated, please send these to the main office.

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All Pre- K
canned soup, soup mixes, chilies, stews, noodle soups

108 (Kindergarten)
boxed rice, dried beans, rice mixes, flavored rice, canned beans, canned soup

110 (kindergarten)
Hamburger Helper, boxed dinner mixes or kits, boxed pasta mixes, gravy packets

109 ( 1st grade)
dessert mixes, cake mixes, canned icing, corn bread mixes, bread mixes, stuffing mixes

115 (1st grade)
non-perishable sweets, hard candy, granola bars, fruit snacks, fruit cups, dried fruit

201 ( 2nd grade)
oatmeal, peanut, soy or almond butter, jellies, bread mixes, microwaveable popcorn

202 (2nd grade)
tea, coffee, non perishable creamers, cereal, granola bars

120 (3rd grade)
pasta, pasta sauce, macaroni and cheese, fettuccini sauce, parmesan cheese (non- perishable)

123 (3rd grade)
cocoa, drink mixes, honey, sweeteners, sugars, juice, juice boxes, jams, jellies

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124 (4th grade)
canned tuna, canned beans, canned vegetables, water mixes, drink mixes

221 (4th grade)
spices, canned fruit, dried fruit, cookie mixes, fruit cups, fruit snacks

223 ( 5th grade)
sauces, pasta, alfredo sauce, gravies, sauce mixes and packets, individual snack packs

224 (5th grade)
olive oils, cooking oils, cooking sprays, salad dressings, mustard, ketchup, pasta

215 (6th grade)
salt, pepper, microwaveable popcorn, snack packs, bread mixes, crackers

216 (6th grade)
stuffing mixes, potato mixes, spice packets, marinades or rubs

211 (7th grade)
canned vegetables, canned soup, salt, pepper, apple sauce, jams jellies

210 (7th grade)
mustard, ketchup, condiments, stuffing mixes, potato mixes

212 (8th grade)
coffee, cocoa, drink mixes, salad dressings, hot chocolate

214 (8th grade)
rice, canned vegetables, cooking oils, olive oils, spice mix
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Pink + Jeans Day, 10/22

From Ms Heinrich:

Thursday 10/22 is the first student council jeans day for the year. Students may pay $1 to wear jeans and pink shirts.

Students do not need to be wearing jeans to participate. The classrooms with the most students wearing pink that paid $1 will win no homework passes.

A portion of the funds raised will go towards Breast Cancer Awareness. The remainder of the funds raised go towards funding student council events and activities for the whole school.

LaSalle II Family Food Drive

Student Council will continue the tradition of collecting food for our own families at LaSalle II. This year, we will collect food for Thanksgiving. Each classroom will receive specific items to bring in for the food drive.

The collection will begin on November 10th and will end on November 20th.

We are asking each classroom to please donate from the list of items for their classroom. Please make sure all items are store bought, non -perishable and in their original containers. Please check all expiration dates. Baskets will go out before Thanksgiving break.

Anyone interested in making a donation towards the purchase of perishable food items such as turkeys, milk and eggs may send donations to the main office in an envelope marked “LaSalle II Food Drive Donation”

 

Food Drive Assignments

All Pre- K
canned soup, soup mixes, chilies, stews, noodle soups

108 (Kindergarten)
boxed rice, dried beans, rice mixes, flavored rice

110 (kindergarten)
Hamburger Helper, boxed dinner mixes or kits, boxed pasta mixes, gravy packets

109 ( 1st grade)
dessert mixes, cake mixes, canned icing, corn bread mixes

115 (1st grade)
non-perishable sweets, hard candy, granola bars, fruit snacks, fruit cups, dried fruit

201 ( 2nd grade)
oatmeal, peanut, soy or almond butter, jellies, bread mixes

202 (2nd grade)
tea, coffee, non perishable creamers, cereal

120 (3rd grade)
pasta, pasta sauce, macaroni and cheese, fettuccini sauce

123 (3rd grade)
cocoa, drink mixes, honey, sweeteners, sugar

124 (4th grade)
canned tuna, canned beans, canned vegetables

221 (4th grade)
spices, canned fruit, dried fruit, cookie mixes

223 ( 5th grade)
sauces, pasta, alfredo sauce, gravies, sauce mixes and packets

224 (5th grade)
olive oils, cooking oils, cooking sprays, salad dressings, mustard, ketchup

215 (6th grade)
salt, pepper, microwaveable popcorn, snack packs, bread mixes, crackers

216 (6th grade)
stuffing mixes, potato mixes, spice packets, marinades or rubs

211 (7th grade)
canned vegetables, canned soup, salt, pepper

217 (7th grade)
mustard, ketchup, condiments, stuffing mixes, potato mixes

212 (8th grade)
coffee, cocoa, drink mixes, salad dressings, hot chocolate

214 (8th grade)
rice, canned vegetables, cooking oils, olive oils

 

Additional Items Needed

if you are able to donate reusable shopping bags, or boxes, these would be greatly appreciated, please send these to the main office.

Jersey Jeans Day, 11/14

The next Student Council fundraiser will be on Friday, November 14. Pay $1 to wear your favorite sports Jersey or T-Shirt and jeans. A portion of the funds raised will go towards the LaSalle II Student Council’s family food drive.

Meet The Student Council Board

Earlier this month students elected their student council board. Following are this year’s officers and some thoughts about what they want to accomplish. Thank you to all who ran!

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Tayvia-1415

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Tayvia R – President
I want to see student council raise more money than we did last year. I wish to make student council events successful where everyone wants to participate. If this happens, every student will enjoy school and we could use the money for fun activities.

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Isabella-

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Isabella A – Vice President
I want to see the student council have more fundraisers for charities and for our school. I want to see more activities available for every grade level such as dances and movie nights.

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Ethan-

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Ethan I – Treasurer
I want to see it accomplish fundraisers, jeans days, contests and so many more things. We have done it in the past few years, we can do it again.

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Emma--2

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Emma Z – Secretary
Being on student council helps me learn about our school and our community, and it helps bring out my creativity. I know that with all of our creative ideas, we can make a difference in student’s everyday school lives. I want the student council to create fun events and rewards for after big tests like the PARCC. I want to help kids enjoy school!

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Benjamin-

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Benjamin C – Public Relations
I ran for student council to get ideas from my school and know what they are thinking. I’d like to come up up with more ideas to help the school

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Amelia-

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Amelia L – Board Member
The reason I ran for student council is because I love to lead and make up cool ideas. Mostly I LOVE making people happy with my ideas. I want to see student council accomplish giving at least 200 cans to the food drive this year I want us to donate money to an animal shelter and last but not least make this school year the best ever.

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Olivia-

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Olivia Q – Board Member
I ran because I wanted my ideas to be heard and wanted LaSalle II to become a better school. I want to see the student council come up with new ideas.

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Pink Jeans Day, 10/24

Student Council is organizing a fundraiser for Friday, October 24. Pay $1 to wear a pink shirt and jeans. A portion of the proceeds will go towards breast cancer research.

Classrooms with the most participation will win a no homework pass and a raffle ticket to win a classroom prize bag.

There will be a raffle for October- January winners and a raffle for February – May winners. New for this year…in order for students to be counted as “participating,” students must pay $1 and also be in a pink shirt (or whatever the theme is that month).

Guess How Much Penny Wars Raised

Penny Wars raised $1,875 dollars!

The winners were Ms. Manas room 109, Ms. Tseng room 124 and Ms. Yorick room 207.

We will use the money to support our school.